What is non-instructed advocacy?
“ Non-instructed advocacy is… taking affirmative action with or on. behalf of a person who is unable to give a clear indication of their views. or wishes in a specific situation.
What are the types of advocacy?
Types of advocacy
- Group advocacy.
- Non-instructed advocacy.
- Peer advocacy.
- Citizen advocacy.
- Professional advocacy.
What is instructed advocacy?
Instructed advocacy The individual tells the advocate what they would like them to say and do. The advocate’s role is to work with the person to bring together what they have to say in a way that puts their point of view across clearly. The advocate supports them in what they want to achieve.
Can an advocate be instructed or non instructed?
Non-instructed advocacy Our advocates use recognised ways to work with someone who isn’t able to communicate what they want. They’re trained to be aware that a person’s capacity might fluctuate, and continuously look out for opportunities to use instructed advocacy.
What are the 4 steps of effective advocacy?
4 steps to effective advocacy
- Step one: Ask, don’t assume. Your child has come home to you upset about an incident at school and you are concerned about the report.
- Step two: Check your emotions.
- Step three: Define the issue.
- Step four: Collaborate and listen.
What are the 6 principles of advocacy?
Principles of the Advocacy Charter
- Clarity of purpose. We have clearly stated aims and objectives and are able to demonstrate how we meet the principles in this Charter.
- Person Centred Approach.
- Equal opportunity.
What are the 8 Simple Steps to Successful advocacy?
Craft Your Message
- Be clear on what you are asking.
- Keep it simple and focused.
- Use positive language.
- Tailor message to audience – research.
- Appeal to audience’s self-interest.
- Acknowledge environment/context- be pragmatic.
- Make the case.
- Look at the problem, the solution(s) and the benefit(s)
What are the five elements of advocacy?
5 Elements of Successful Advocacy
- ATTITUDE AND EMOTIONS. Don’t yell.
- FLEXIBILITY. Keep an open mind.
- DETERMINATION. Flexibility in HOW a problem gets solved is not the same as WHETHER it gets solved.
- CREATING A PAPER TRAIL. Even if you remember what people said, you need to be able to PROVE it.
How do you develop policy advocacy strategy?
However, each advocacy strategy should involve the following actions, using evidence to make informed decisions throughout the process:
- Define the issue.
- Set a clear advocacy goal and objectives for policy action.
- Identify target audiences who can either make the necessary change or influence decision makers.
“ Non-instructed advocacy is…taking affirmative action with or on behalf of a person who is unable to give a clear indication of their views or wishes in a specific situation.
What is the role of an advocate in instructed advocacy?
In instructed advocacy an advocate agrees an agenda with the advocacy partner and represents the partner’s views and wishes or supports the partner to do so.
What are the best questions to ask a non-instructed advocate?
To help provide an answer to this there are a number of questions which a non-instructed advocate will consider: What is life like for this person? What is important to them? What might their wishes, feelings and desires be?
Can a person guide what they want in advocacy?
Ideally, within advocacy, a person will be able to guide what they want by conveying their thoughts and ideas directly to the Advocacy Worker. However, for some people this is not possible.